|Full name||Saliu Popoola Sodiq|
|Date of birth||7 August 1994|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|2014–2016||→ Seraing (loan)||51||(4)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:59, 1 August 2021 (UTC)|
Popoola joined FC Metz in August 2012, after a successful trial with the team. He would play for the reserves in the CFA. The following season, he made two appearances in the Coupe de France, but none in Ligue 2 where the Metz first team played.
In lack of playing time, he was sent on a two-season loan to Belgian club Seraing for two seasons, until June 2016. With a height of only 1.57 m, he was then the smallest professional player playing in Belgium. With Seraing, he made 51 appearances in the Belgian second division, scoring 4 goals. Most notably, he scored a brace against Heist on 29 November 2015, which proved to be the key to the 5–2 win.
In September 2016, having still not made a league appearance for the Metz first-team, he terminated his contract with the club by mutual consent.
- Popoola Saliu Archived 26 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
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- ""Etre le plus petit joueur en Europe est une fierté"". RTBF Sport (in French). 17 March 2015.
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- "RFC Seraing 5-2 Heist - 28 novembre 2015 / Division 2 2015/2016". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
- "Popoola Saliu n'honorera pas sa dernière année de contrat". L'Équipe (in French). 20 September 2016.